I sat down at my laptop with every intention to write a review for something, ANYTHING, but instead you’re going to get a stream of consciousness type post from the addled mind of someone who is going on day 28 of being stuck inside their home. You see, I have health problems which have been greatly exacerbated by staying inside said home (indoor allergies, and allergic asthma), and the medication that reduces the inflammation enough so I can breathe has left my immune system severely compromised. Soooo, when I say I have not left my house, I mean literally haven’t left my property. I have seasonal pollen allergies too. Good times!
Anyway, if you are still reading this, I was about to complain about my inability to read during this crisis. Well very little, which is such a shame because I started the year off strong! I read 12 books in January alone, and my plan this year was to read and review only the book I really wanted to read. Such a nice dream!
Imagine having all the time in the world to do nothing but read, and it is nearly impossible!
There have been a few exceptions however, maybe we can classify these as mini reviews?
Just before the apocalypse, I FINALLY read the very famous ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas. I’m not normally a huge Fantasy person, but a friend kept telling me I would love it and she was right! It was epic and I wish I could erase it from my brain so I could read it again!
Since I loved it so much, I thought hey, maybe another of her books will keep my focus, since nothing else was. I was right! I treated myself to Throne of Glass, and would’t you know it, I was able to read that too! Unfortunately, I have to wait on the next books in the series because they are not considered essential deliveries by Amazon. Um hello? Books are life!
In the meantime, I also though I would give audiobooks another try. My love/ hate relationship with them has made me very jaded but my friend Scarlett from Scarlett Readz and Runz, told me the Illuminae Files are the best recordings ever, with full casts, sound effects, etc…, so trusting her, I renewed Audible and gave it a try.
WOW! Just wow! If all audiobooks were like this, I would listen to them all the time! Not only is the story engaging and entertaining, the production was top-notch! Seriously the best recording I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait for this month’s credit so I can get the next one! I think I may want to read them too! Ugh, so good!
The other book I was able to finish was the one I have on tour right now, Highland Cove by Dylan J. Morgan. I was surprised because frankly, I don’t have the stomach for my usual genres, ie. horror, dystopian, and other end of the world stuff right now, since we are currently living it in real life. But I had wanted to read it before our waking nightmare started, so I tried, and it both hooked me and kept me engaged. Amazing! You can read my review here.
That’s it! That is all I have been able to read in the last month. Two books and an audiobook! My heart hurts just typing this but it is the uncensored truth. I recently started Serpent & Dove, hoping another Fantasy type book will reel me in but so far it’s slow going. My fault not the book’s.
Oh back to the review writing thing, since it typically goes hand in hand with the reading, I currently have 14 book reviews to write. And yet my impressive goldfish attention span is putting a wrench in the process. Honestly, I’m surprised I have been able to write as much as I have, but really this is just a stream of mush from my head.
I know I’m not the only person experiencing this, but I am curious about the different degrees it is affecting some. Then there are the lucky ones, who are reading like crazy! Oh how I envy them. *Sigh.
Well, that’s it, I’ve run out of steam but I would love to hear from you!